farmersmktflwers2009 The BFPC grew from that first gathering of concerned citizens in one of the large basement rooms at the Monroe County Public Library. We gathered to discuss local food sovereignty and what policies would need to be in place for every man, woman, and child to be food secure. This organization, and the accomplishments that have been achieved, come from a burning desire to ensure that food policy supports each citizen of the Bloomington, Monroe County, and surrounding counties.